breakfast club of canada and calgary food bank partnership
Feeding Kids

Since 2017, the Calgary Food Bank has collaborated with the Breakfast Club of Canada to offer children an inclusive environment where they can enjoy a nutritious breakfast at school. This partnership aims to empower Calgary’s youth by providing them with the fuel they need to reach their academic potential.

Food insecurity among children can lead to challenges focusing, poor grades, nutrient deficiencies, and chronic health issues. By addressing this need, our program positively influences students’ academic performance, social interactions, and overall physical and mental well-being. The partnership ensures that hunger does not hinder to a student’s learning.  

What’s included in the Breakfast Club?

Our food adheres to the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth and Canada’s Food Guide, ensuring that students receive optimal nutrition for their minds and bodies. Some of the items provided include yogurt, milk, cereal, and fruit.

Numbers reflect our fiscal year, September 1, 2023 to June 20, 2024


pounds of food

Value of food ($)

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my school join?

Schools interested in joining must receive approval from their school board to participate in the program. Currently, the partnership has reached capacity for onboarding new schools.

Who can access the food in the school?

Any student enrolled in a participating school can access the food, which helps to reduce the stigma associated with food insecurity among students.

What happens to school orders during school breaks?

The Partnership operates during regular school days and hours. During school breaks, the Calgary Food Bank collaborates with each school to ensure they have sufficient food upon their return.  

Become A Community Partner

Contact Leanna Heckel by email or call 403-253-2059 ext. 230 to receive more details.

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Calgary Food Bank acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Calgary Food Bank

5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5


By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Donation Centre, Door 7

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

Or book online



Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9


Reception: 403-253-2059


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